How We Help

How do we help people in Southwest Florida?

Goodwill provides numerous programs and services in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee, counties to help people become more independent and self-sufficient.

These programs include educational initiatives. We offer job readiness training through our Community Resource Centers and the Pathways to Work supported employment program.

We provide small business training through the Goodwill SWFL MicroEnterprise Institute. Goodwill operates 16 income-subsidized disability-accessible housing complexes. Goodwill's Digital Training courses help people get employment training or certifications for free, as well as provide community outreach services.

Adults with disabilities gain opportunities to become more independent through our adult day training program Pathways to Opportunity

Goodwill SWFL mission-based Community Support Services programs are supported by the resale of donated goods in our stores and grants, donations, and contracts. Those supporting programs in 2023 are listed below in alphabetical order, grouped by the amount of funds provided. These programs are not possible without their support.

A special thank you to those who provided grant support in 2023 for our Mission Services.


What Is A "Barrier to Employment?"

A barrier to employment is any disadvantage which prevents individuals from gaining or maintaining employment. These barriers may include but are not limited to a lack of education, age, physical or mental disabilities, lack of computer access, language barriers, and economic constraints.


Our Generous Supporters

(Updated January 2023)


• Golisano Foundation

• Lee County Board of County Commissioners (Lee CARES, Partnering for Results, and Health & Human Services)

• United Way of Lee County 

$5,000 - $19,999

• Bank of America Charitable Foundation

• Bank OZK

• Carol B. Phelon Foundation

• Charlotte Community Foundation

• Economic Developement Partnership (Charlotte County)

• Enterprise Holdings Foundation

• Fifth Third Bank

• FineMark National Bank & Trust

• Martin Foundation

• OneTen

• Third Federal Savings & Loan

• Truist

• Wells Fargo

$20,000 - $49,999 

• City of Cape Coral City Council (CDBG)

• Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation

• United Way of Collier County and the Keys

$250 - $4,999 

• Allegretti Foundation

• Charlotte State Bank & Trust

• Garrity Family Giving Fund

• Margaret McCartney & R. Parks Willams Foundation

• Regions Bank

• Zonta Foundation of SWFL, Inc.